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NFC East Roundup: Latest news, notes & injuries

Only five games remain in the 2019 NFL regular season.

Each week, we will take a look at the state of the NFC East and roundup the biggest storylines for each of the four teams.

Here is what's going on in the NFC East heading into Week 13:

Dallas Cowboys (6-5)

*The Cowboys traveled to Foxboro and wound up falling to the New England Patriots, 13-9, on Sunday.

*Dak Prescott was held in check against the league's top pass defense as he completed 57.6% of his passes for 212 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception, earning a 64.2 passer rating.

*Ezekiel Elliott was able to find some running lanes against the Patriots, taking 21 carries for 86 yards (4.1-yards per carry) and catching four passes for 40 yards.

*Amari Cooper did not record a reception for the first time all season. Randall Cobb led Dallas' receivers with four catches for 86 yards.

*Defensive tackle Antwaun Woods suffered an MCL sprain late in the game and will not suit up in Week 13. Safety Jeff Heath aggravated his lingering shoulder injury, and his status for the Thursday's game remains unclear. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch was inactive last week with a neck injury, and the Cowboys are unsure if he will make it back in time for Week 13.

*Dallas has a quick turnaround this week as they welcome the Buffalo Bills (8-3) to AT&T Stadium for a Thanksgiving Day matchup.

Philadelphia Eagles (5-6)

*Philadelphia lost at home to the Seattle Seahawks, 17-9, this past Sunday.

*Carson Wentz finished with a 73.3 completion percentage to go with 256 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions and a 75.8 passer rating. Wentz added 27 yards on five rush attempts but fumbled the ball three times, two of which were recovered by Seattle.

*With Jordan Howard sidelined, rookie Miles Sanders led the Eagles' backfield in touches, rushing 12 times for 63 yards (5.3-yards per carry) while catching three passes for 23 yards.

*Zach Ertz was far and away the most productive pass-catcher on either team in this contest, reeling in 12-of-14 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown.

Malcolm Jenkins led the way on defense with two sacks, two tackles for loss and four quarterback hits. The Eagles finished the game with six sacks.

*Philadelphia faced Seattle without Howard, All-Pro tackle Lane Johnson and wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor. The Eagles then lost Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks to an illness in the first half. While the team is uncertain which players will be able to return in Week 13, the release of wide receiver Jordan Matthews on Monday indicates that at least one of the injured receivers could return.

*The Eagles travel to Miami this weekend for a matchup against the Miami Dolphins (2-9).

New York Giants (2-9)

*The Giants put up a fight in Chicago, but at the end of the day, they lost to the Bears, 19-14.

*Daniel Jones was 21 of 36 for 150 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and an 86.6 passer rating, and added 27 yards on two carries. Jones lost a fumble, his league-leading 10th of the season, and has now lost a fumble in five consecutive games.

*Saquon Barkley rebounded from his one-yard output against the Jets to gain 59 yards on 17 carries (3.5-yards per carry) with two receptions for one yard.

*Darius Slayton had another solid performance, leading the team with four catches for 67 yards. Golden Tate reeled in three passes for 33 yards, including an impressive touchdown grab late in the game, while Sterling Shepard's return to action resulted in five receptions for 15 yards.

*Filling in for the injured Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison, rookie tight end Kaden Smith caught his first-career touchdown and ended the day with five receptions for 17 yards.

*Markus Golden continued his strong 2019 campaign with a sack, a QB hit and 3.5 tackles for loss against the Bears. Golden leads the team with 7.5 sacks.

*Safety Julian Love saw his first extended action of the season at safety and picked up his first-career interception while also registering a QB hit.

*Jabrill Peppers suffered a transverse process fracture, while Tate has been placed in the concussion protocol. It is unclear how long either will be sidelined, but head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Monday that he does not believe Peppers' injury is season-ending. The Giants are also unsure if Engram or Ellison will be able to suit up this weekend.

*The Giants welcome the Green Bay Packers (8-3) to MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

Washington Redskins (2-9)

*Washington picked up its second victory of the season on Sunday when the Redskins defeated the Detroit Lions, 19-16.

*Dwayne Haskins finished the game 13 of 29 for 156 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception, earning a 47.5 passer rating. Haskins picked up 28 yards rushing on three carries, but did lose a fumble.

*Terry McLaurin led both teams with five receptions for 72 yards on 12 targets.

*The Redskins defense picked off Lions QB Jeff Driskel three times, including two by cornerback Fabian Boreau. CB Quinton Dunbar had the third interception.

*Special teams played a pivotal role in Washington's win, as their one touchdown came on a 91-yard kickoff return by Steven Sims Jr. while Dustin Hopkins drilled all five of his kicks (four field goals, one extra point).

*The Redskins attempt to make it two wins in a row when they go on the road to face the Carolina Panthers (5-6) this weekend.


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